Morning Briefing

Editor's Note: Sorry I'm late posting Morning Briefing. I got side tracked this morning, an easy thing to do in the last lingering days of summer. A cool 64 degrees F. in Kansas City this morning.

Jimmy Carter discusses his cancer, earning admiration for courage and grace

Colleen Gibson, a Horizon columnist for Global Sisters Report, writes to to Pope Francis

NCR's editorial about the recently concluded meeting of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will appear on the website tomorrow, as part of our Weekend Edition. Until then, refresh your memories on all that transpired: Catch up with all our LCWR 2015 assembly coverage If you don't know what a "Storify collection of tweets" is, check out those links. They provide some live coverage and give a sense of the atmosphere at the Houston gathering.

Freeport, Maine -- A Freeport man ordered to pay $14.5 million in damages to a Haiti orphanage founder he accused of sexually abusing boys is asking for a new trial.

Kansas City, Mo. -- KC diocese offers healing services to victims of sex abuse

Former Sydney, Australia, Auxiliary Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, who helped write the church's sex abuse policy in Australia, will give evidence at a public hearing of the abuse royal commission on Monday.

Mother Jones warns: Get Ready for a Flood of Online Campaign Ads That Will Target and Track You Advertisers will know a lot about you, but you may know very little about them.

From the Side Show: Donald Trump says he would scare Pope Francis over capitalism views: ‘ISIS wants to get you’

New York City -- 3rd and 4th graders prepare to meet Pope Francis in person

Pope Francis’ trip to Cuba will focus on families, the young and strengthening the church

Catholic Missionary With Ties to Louisiana Parishes Assassinated in On-Road Ambush Attack In Nigeria

Omaha, Nebr. -- Catholic boom in the suburbs has archdiocese studying where more churches, schools might be needed

New Jersey -- Camden diocese selling 4 health care facilities

Tulsa World Editorial: Bishop Edward J. Slattery Local paper bids a grateful farewell to retiring bishop

Bob Mickens' Letter from Rome: Letter from Rome Bishops Fight for Migrants, Cardinals Fight Each Other

Jimmy Carter discusses his cancer, earning admiration for courage and grace

Looking for a little inspiration to begin your day? NCR's sister publication, Celebration, gives you two options, both based on the Scripture readings of the day:

DailyBreadBanner.jpgDaily Bread is a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned Scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.

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